Comforting Thoughts composite

Last Saturday, Audrie, over at SplitcoastStampers, urged us to do something different for the Inspiration Challenge: make your own mini book. This challenge was perfect for me, as I was trying to think of a project which would put together comforting thoughts from the Scriptures, something that I needed since I am going through a pretty rough “storm” right now.

It’s not going to be something that can be easily done in an hour or two, well, not even a day! It was a project that would need the services of my trusty ol’ Scor-Pal and the use of my favorite spring colors  (that’s why I’m linking this project to Scor-Pal’s Favorite Color Combination Challenge). I would need to make plenty of flowers – which are all over our backyard right now and answers Robin’s question for Friday’s Free for All Challenge. It would also need a humongous amount of paper piercing…but, it was going to be fun and oh, so worth it!

I started making the pages first: I cut white Georgia Pacific cardstock into 8″ x 3.5″ strips, scored the middle and folded them to make 4″ x 3.5″ pages.  If you think that the design and layout look familiar, it’s because it is exactly the same as my Special Day Tag Card. I used the same paper piercing pattern but I printed all the Bible verses on a different sheet (using BrodyD font), then punched into 2-inch circles. The circles were then glued onto the paper-pierced frames. There are 12 pages in all – and to attach them all together, I made “hinges” by scoring a 12″ x 3.5″ strip at every half-inch mark. Check out this picture from Pinterest that inspired me how to do it. For the book covers, I used Bazzill Basics papers to cover two chipboards that were cut 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (a quarter inch larger than the pages, in both length and width).

Other notes: I plan to make other mini books like this since it was fun, but I will not use white glue or transparent glue gel to stick the circles in – it made the card stock warp! I will either use the ATG or rubber cement.

Here are pictures of the entire book – and I hope, that you, the reader, will be comforted if you need it, too!

Comforting Thoughts Cover

Comforting Thoughts 1

 

Comforting Thoughts 2-3

Comforting Thoughts 4-5

Comforting Thoughts 6-7

Comforting Thoughts 8-9

Comforting Thoughts 10-11

Comforting Thoughts 12

Thank you for coming over to take a look!

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4 comments so far

1.  Ruza Rebel
May 30th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Gorgeous project! I love everything about it! Thank you for joining our Scor-Pal Challenge this month.
Ruza
Ruza’s Craft Corner

2.  fusiafscrapping
May 31st, 2017 at 4:03 pm

The beautiful project never failed to amazed me! Thank you so much for participating in our ‘More than one fold’ challenge at Scor-Pal!

3.  Patti J.
May 31st, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Oh my goodness! What an amazing project! Thank you SO much for sharing with us here at Scor-Pal!

4.  Sonja Nelson
June 18th, 2017 at 5:58 pm

I adore the projects on your blog…just beautiful. I downloaded your inspirational frame with the violin freebie to try. Looks relaxing and fun.

 

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